Astara B2B Thursdays

Astara Training will be hosting a series of weekly Thursday B2B events consisting of networking breakfasts and workshops aimed at enhancing skills for small businesses. There will be a weekly networking breakfast every Thursday from 7.45am to 9.00am at The Royal Chase Hotel in Shaftesbury.  There is no commitment – just come when you […]

February Sponsor – Battens Solicitors

Thanks to Battens Solicitors for sponsoring our February breakfast – “Love Dorchester” Battens is recognised as one of the country’s most progressive law firms providing decisive legal advice, guidance and solutions to clients nationwide who value a high standard of practical legal support. With offices in Yeovil, Sherborne, Weymouth, Dorchester […]

Sponsors needed for Volunteer Awards evening – can you help?

Volunteer Centre Dorset is again hosting the Dorset Volunteer Awards Evening – an event which recognises the fantastic contribution of volunteers across the county. One of the Awards is the Community Award for Volunteering, which acknowledges the involvement of local businesses and their staff through employee volunteering in the local […]

President’s monthly blog post – April 2017

Roadworks updates It’s great to see work finally starting on the pedestrianisation of Lower South Street. This work is long overdue and it will enhance the town ready for the summer.  Elsewhere my inbox has been busy with members’ frustration over the delays to traffic caused by the work on […]

Funding opportunities and Poundbury update at April breakfast

Many thanks to the Duchess of Cornwall for hosting our fantastic April networking breakfast. The successful event – sponsored by Porter Dodson – was fully attended with tickets selling out 2 week’s before. This month our guest speakers were Dorset LEADER Programme Manager, Sarah Harbige,  and Simon Conibear, from the Duchy […]

Results of DCFB members’ survey

Recently we asked you for your views on the Chamber – what we were doing well and how membership might serve you better. Responses were fantastic – with more than half our members sharing their views. So firstly, a big ‘thank you’ to all of you who completed our survey. […]

Top promotions at Battens

Well done to Christine Greengrow, private client lawyer and property solicitor, Zara Davies at Battens Solicitors – both have just been promoted to the position of associate. Christine left the Navy to join Battens as a legal secretary more than 10 years ago and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in […]